The Annenberg Center To Host Israel’s Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company’s Tim Burton-Esque Performance Oyster, February 9-11February 2, 2012
Written by Deni Kasrel
With obvious nods to both Fellini and Tim Burton, the show presents a circus set-up where beauties and freaks vie for your attention.
The characters inhabit surreal scenes where mimes, acrobats and ballerinas become puppets and puppeteers. Its a dark yet whimsical place that will surely capture your attention, because youve not likely seen contemporary dance quite like this.
The Israeli-based Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company has an international reputation for innovation, and Oyster is a shining example of their individual style that presents stellar physical prowess within a highly theatrical and visual production. Theyre musical collagists, too; Oysters score includes opera (Pagliacci), tango (Piazzolla), Harry James, Yma Sumac and Tuvan throat singers.
Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Companys Oyster
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
When: February 9-11
More info: www.annenbergcenter.org